Sports Report for Tuesday, 6-3-2014

Welcome this is your sports report and it’s brought to you by Presbyterian College Athletics… Several of the sports at PC will be having summer camps over the next few weeks… One of the first camps will be a youth football camp conducted by Coach Harold Nichols and his staff… The camp will be June 9-11 and is a day camp for rising 3rd – 8th graders… You can get more details at

College Notes:

  • College of Charleston Wins Gainesville Regional… While Clemson and South Carolina did not make it out of their regionals, one state team did – the College of Charleston Cougars… The Cougars were the #4 seed in the Gainesville Regional and took on the home standing Gators of Florida on Friday night and defeated them 3-2… Then on Saturday night they defeated Long Beach State 6-3 to remain undefeated and advance to the region finals yesterday… Once again they face Long Beach State and defeated them 4-2 to punch their ticket to the Super Regional… Congratulations to the Cougars…I’ll have more about the super regionals later in the week.
  • College Softball… The women’s Division I Softball Championship series is a lot farther along than the baseball series… As a matter of fact they are down to just two teams the University of Florida and Alabama… They started their best of three series last night and #5 seed Florida took a 5-0 win over #2 seed Alabama.


Braves: The Braves were off last night and will start a short 2-game series with the Seattle Mariners tonight at Turner Field… By the way the Braves have a 31-25 season record to date and are in first place in the N.L. East with a 2½ game lead over the Marlins


Greenville Drive: Drive 7 – Legends 3… The Greenville Drive started a 3-game series with the Lexington Legends last night at Flour Field… The Drive started the series on a positive note as they took a 7-3 win… The Drive’s third baseman Jantzen Witte had a 2-run homer for the Drive… The teams will play again in Greenville tonight at 7:05.


Local Tennis…. The Clinton-Laurens-Newberry Tennis Association held its Third Annual Adult Mac Harrison Memorial Round Robin Doubles Tennis Tournament this past Saturday, May 31st, on the Newberry College tennis courts…. 16 people competed in the event…. In the Women’s Division, Harriett Counts (Prosperity) came in first place (6-4, 6-0, 6-1). (This is the second year in-a-row that Harriett has won this tournament.)… In the Men’s Division, Bill Craine (Laurens) came in first place ( 6-3, 6-1, 6-2) and Rhett Frazier (Newberry) was the runner-up (7-6(4), 6-1, 6-2)… All three of the above winners received prizes… (Matt Davis also won a prize for being the first participant to sign up for this tournament.)… All proceeds from this tournament will go towards our two upcoming CLNTA Summer Youth Camps (Newberry & Laurens)… Saturday’s event alone generated $560.00 in donations… The CLNTA would like to thank Mark Gardiner, Newberry College Tennis Coach, for again hosting the venue for this event… The CLNTA’s next tournament will be on Saturday, August 30th, at Laurens City Park. This will be a mixed doubles round robin tournament…. Contact Information: Martha J. Wilder, President… 864-340-1888…


Community Interest: 

Laurens Raider Baseball Camp…  Coach Dale Nelson and the Rider baseball staff will be having a baseball camp June the 9th-12th from 8:30-12:30… Cost of the camp will be $60… Breakfast and lunch will be provided daily thru our school cafeteria… They will limit the camp to the first 40 kids that sign up… Eligible ages will be 7 years old-rising 8th graders… The Raider baseball coaching staff will provide fundamental baseball instruction that will help your child improve his ability as a player… Players will be grouped according to their skill level… Contact head coach Dale Nelson by email for more information and to register. His email address is:


Football Officials Wanted… Have you ever sat in the stands at a football game and said to yourself I can do as good a job as those “blind zebras” out there… Well now is your chance to prove that… The District 13 Football Officials Association is looking for a few good men or women to who want to be football officials… If you are interested, call Brian Shealy at the Clinton YMCA… The phone number there is 833-1555… One note, you need to do this ASAP as they have already started meeting getting ready for the coming season.


Summer Camps

 Laurens YMCA:

The Laurens YMCA will be having summer sport and specialty camps all summer long… You can get a $10 discount on each camp by registering the Friday prior to each camp… Call the YMCA at 984-2626 for more information about this or any of the camps…  The following are the next camps on their schedule;

Golf Camp:

  • June 10-12, Ages 7-15, 9:00 – 11:00 am at Lakeside Country Club,
  • Cost: $40 Y-Members, $55 Non-Members
  • Camp will be instructed by Paul Young, Please visit

Jr. Lifeguard Camp

  • June 17-19, Ages 12-14, 9:00 – 11:00 am @ Laurens YMCA
  • Cost: $40 Y-Members, $55 Non-Members
  • Capacity 10, Instructed by Josie Parker certified LGI & CPO
  • A sneak peek at what it takes to be a lifeguard, NO CERTIFICATION


Volleyball Camp

  • June 17-19, Ages 12-14, 9:00 – 11:00 am @ Laurens High School
  • Cost: $40 Y-Members, $55 Non-Members
  • This camp will be instructed by LDHS Head Volleyball Coach Diane Raabe


Clinton YMCA:

The Clinton YMCA will be having summer sport and specialty camps all summer long also … Call the YMCA at 833-1555 for more information about this or any of the camps…  The following are the next camps on their schedule:

SOCCER CAMP                                               Coach Sean Vick

  • June 9-13                           5-7 pm               boys & girls age 6-12
  • Cost: $50 members, $55 non-members **$5 discount if live inside city limit
  • Sign-up deadline – Friday, June 6 at 5:00 pm

GOLF CAMP (Lakeside CC)                                 Paul Young, Instructor

  • JUNE 10-12                     9-11 am                boys & girls age 7-15
  • Cost: $40 members, $55 non-members
  • Sign-up deadline – Friday, June 6 at 5:00 pm

BASKETBALL CAMP – Girls                                 Coach John Gardner

  • June 10-13                     9 – 11:30 am             girls 6-12
  • Cost: $45 members, $50 non-members **$5 discount if live inside city limit
  • Sign-up deadline – Friday, June 6 at 5:00 pm


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